Top Historic Sights in Kleinbottwar, Germany

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Schaubeck Castle

Schaubeck Castle was erected on the remains of a Roman villa and first documented in 1272. The castle takes its name from the Schauwecker family, formerly in the service of Baden in Besigheim. The quadrangular complex with frescos in the inner courtyard and on the façade is surrounded by a beautiful park with wonderful trees.
Founded: 13th century | Location: Kleinbottwar, Germany

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Caerleon Roman Amphitheatre

Built around AD 90 to entertain the legionaries stationed at the fort of Caerleon (Isca), the impressive amphitheatre was the Roman equivalent of today’s multiplex cinema. Wooden benches provided seating for up to 6,000 spectators, who would gather to watch bloodthirsty displays featuring gladiatorial combat and exotic wild animals.

Long after the Romans left, the amphitheatre took on a new life in Arthurian legend. Geoffrey of Monmouth, the somewhat imaginative 12th-century scholar, wrote in his History of the Kings of Britain that Arthur was crowned in Caerleon and that the ruined amphitheatre was actually the remains of King Arthur’s Round Table.

Today it is the most complete Roman amphitheatre in Britain.